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noun 
  1. A piece of furniture, usually flat and soft, to sleep on.
  2. A prepared spot to spend the night in, as in camping bed.
  3. A garden plot, as in "bed of roses".
  4. The bottom of a lake or other body of water, as in "sea bed".
  5. An area where a large number of oysters, mussels, or other sessile shellfish is found.
  6. A flat surface or layer on which something else is to be placed, as a "bed of lettuce".
  7. A deposit of ore, coal etc.
  8. A shaped piece of timber to hold a cask clear of a ship, ship"s floor.
verb (bed, d, ed)
  1. To go to a sleeping bed.
  2. To put oneself to sleep.
  3. To settle, as machinery.
  4. To set in a soft matrix, as paving stones in sand, or tiles in cement.
  5. To set out plants in a garden bed.
  6. (Slang) To have sexual intercourse.
Etymology: From bedd, from (proto, Germanic, badjan, dug sleeping-place), from (proto, Indo-European, bhedh-, dig). Cognate with Dutch Dutch, bed, German Bett; and (from Indo-European) with Greek "pit", Latin fossa "ditch", Latvian bedre "hole", Welsh beddWelsh, bedd, Breton bez "grave"; and probably also Russian ÑÑ.


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